Monday, March 23, 2009

You bastards are going to kill me...

Not long ago, when infectious-disease specialist Connie Price saw a patient hospitalized with flu at Denver Health Medical Center, she had a powerful weapon at hand: a drug that could shorten the course of the illness and lessen its misery.

Now, the strength of that weapon, Tamiflu, has been undermined by a widely circulating flu strain, type A H1N1, that has developed the ability to resist the drug.
Let me preface this by stating that I am middle aged, and I have NEVER sought out the use of a prescription medication...NEVER. I just don't take them.

I would, also, like to point out that I rarely have any form of illness (maybe a minor cold every five of six years). You pansies need to "man-up" and stop running to Dr. Feelgood every time you get a bit of a twinge in your tummy. The prescription medications being tossed out indiscriminately (and even encouraged by our government) are despicable. Tell do you expect your body to build up a natural immunity and an efficient natural process of fighting disease/ infection/ and heal, if you never give it a chance to adjust, adapt and overcome (as they say in the Marines)?

A virus will evolve in front of your eyes. They have advanced mutation cycles and natural selection allows them to adapt quickly to changes in the host environment. And, as you mambie pampies pour those flu oral analgesics down your throat and acquire your shots to protect yourself, you are only speeding up the evolution of the virus into something much more sinister.

Some day (way too soon) I'm going to have to go head to head with some mutant virus in a fist fight while walking down a dark alley, and it will be your fault.